Alleged drunk driver accused of trespass, firing shots

YORKSHIRE, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man is accused of going to a property on McKinstry Road, in Yorkshire, and firing several rounds from a handgun while yelling threats. New York State Police said 50-year-old Michael Czarnecki was drunk when the alleged incident happened Saturday evening.

Police said Czarnecki trespassed on the complainant’s property, complied with the request to leave and then allegedly returned and fired the shots. Police said they stopped him after he left the property.

Czarnecki allegedly had a handgun in his possession. He is accused of having a .23 percent BAC. He is facing menacing, reckless endangerment, trespass and aggravated DWI charges. The property owner was issued an order of protection from him.

He was released on his own recognizance and will be in court at a later date. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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